Questions tagged [google-play-store]

For questions related to Google's official content store. Please note that questions related to publishing, registering, or otherwise interacting with the Play Store in a development capacity are off-topic.

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How to download raw files from Google Play Store using my account?

Suppose I want to download any apps from Google Play Store, but what I want is not "automatically installed" but instead, I will get output files directed to the choosen storage, for ...
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No dating social apps in the Play Store?

I installed Android Studio for testing purposes and checked the Nexus 5 and Nexus 5X device images for the emulator. One thing I've noticed is that there are no dating social apps available in the ...
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Create App page lacking Game or App checkbox and "An unexpected error has occurred." [closed]

Publishing an app on behalf of a client on their Play Console developer account, and not sure if there are items that are not setup (my account lacking permissions to check on that). The app page ...
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Google Play: "Developer has responded to your review" notification but no response

These questions Where can I see if a developer responded to my comment on the Google Play? Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments? Are very old, but they both suggest that I ...
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Prevent AdColony advertisements automatically opening the playstore?

Basically, AdColony is an advertising provider for games, however they use predatory tactics, one of these being an automatic redirect to the playstore the second the ad finishes without any clicking ...
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Exclude certain apps from Google Play updates when not installed using Google Play

With the bickering going on between Google and Amazon, I've hit a large annoyance. The versions of Audible, Kindle, and Prime Video from the Play Store all have purchasing disabled. You have to use ...
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Mtkclient | mediatek phone won't boot into brom/boot rom mode

I downloaded mtkclient from the GitHub and followed the installation instructions but when I plug my phone in after running the command it never recognizes my phone. I've tried all different types of ...
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After moving to Pixel 6 Pro, some daily apps are no longer supported

I've recently upgraded my phone from Pixel 3 XL to Pixel 6 Pro. After some time, I noticed that some are apps are missing from the Pixel 6 Pro. I can't find those apps at the Google Play store, and in ...
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How to install Google Play or other repo's on Waydroid?

Having just installed waydroid, how is the Google Play Store installed? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo waydroid shell /system/bin/sh: No controlling tty: open /dev/tty: No such file or ...
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Prevent app from using in-app purchases?

I installed an app and it has a subscription for the pro version in-app. It automatically selects the account and shows the added cards in the subscription popup window I cannot change the payment ...
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How to revive an old 4.2.2 phone?

Because of "reasons" (or at this point mostly out of curiosity) I find myself with an old Wiko Iggy phone running Android 4.2.2 that after being factory reset is unable to install anything ...
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Think im being hacked

Firstly I'm a technophobe,totally useless and accept that hence why I need advice and answers before I lose my mind... I believe my old friend and of recent girlfriend could be hacking me. I dont ...
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How can I install NikGApps on a fully unlocked Android 12 system without being refused by signature verification?

I have an Android 12 installation loaded onto an ARM SoC "super" SBC (Firefly ITX-3588J) and want to try and get Google Play working on it, as the stock A12 image does not come with it. ...
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How can one install Google Play Services on an Android-running device that does not have it by default?

I have an unusual device - an "ITX-3588J" board from the Chinese manufacturer Firefly (T-Chip Intelligent Technology Co.) using a Rockchip RK3588 ARM SoC - and it comes pre-loaded with ...
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in app purchases stopped working, rooted device

This is on a rooted Asus ROG phone 5 running Android 12 and with the stock ROM. Everything worked until about the middle of last month, including app purchases. Tried all the usual obvious stuff: ...
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How to block the installation of a particular app from Google Play?

I wish to block and disable the installation of a couple of applications such as social media applications of Instagram, Reddit and Discord. Is there a particular way that the user is unable to ...
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Is it possible to control an android application via the web?

I have an application that monitors the mobile device and all its features (battery, memory, location, etc.), I can even block installed applications by taking your signature. Is it possible on ...
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Is it possible to whitelist an app from Google Play Store?

It's actually not a big problem, but annoys my eyes when I usually intend to update some apps. From the screenshot above, you see a name of an app and beside the name there's a warning sign and it ...
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Replace default preinstalled Google apps safely

I have a Redmi 9C with Android 10, it came with several pre-installed apps from Google and Redmi, I used ADB to un-installed some apps that I thought was safe, but for some reason, some of those apps ...
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dual localise my dual SIM Android

I have a OnePlus Nord running Android 12 (OxygenOS). It is not rooted. As I travel between the UK and Japan a lot, I have a UK and a JP SIM in it. I want to install both UK and JP specific apps, but ...
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App is available for my device, but I can't install it?

How should I understand the following situation: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.greenway.evcharge&hl=en&gl=US This app is available for some of your devices An app is ...
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Unable to install Kik on android

I'm trying to install the kik app from the google play store. I click on the install button and it flashes "pending" but then immediately shows the install button again. I cannot install the ...
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I can't disable Parental Control on Google Play Store

Since I transfer my daughter's data from Redmi Note 8T to Samsung A52 4G I noticed that in the Google Play Store the Parental Control has been activated and I cannot disabled it at all. I already ...
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Prevent play store from showing me updates on an application installed through another store

Recently Amazon disabled all in-app purchases from their apps distributed through the Play Store. As I'm a frequent user of the kindle app, and not a fan on switching to my browser instead of in-app ...
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12 months needed to change Google Play country because must first create profile first?

According to Google Play Help - How to change your Google Play country, the following means 12 months are needed to change one's Google Play country, because one must first create a payments profile, ...
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How to mislead Play Store location other than using VPN [duplicate]

I want to deceive some apps like google play, or other apps in general, to make them think that my location is somewhere else and not in my country. The reason I'm doing this is because, suppose there'...
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Does anyone know what the flame symbol means? [duplicate]

I can’t figure out what the flame logo means. Can some please help?
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Why is the Google Play Store showing wrong app sizes?

Since recently, the Google Play Store is showing different app sizes when downloading updates. The displayed size of the update is X but the downloading size (of the se update) is slightly greater ...
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What data does an app I bought paid content in via Google Play store received

When I make a payment/buy a paid subscription via Google Play Store what data is being shared with the app I bought content in? Does it include: email address associated with the Google account; ...
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Getting permissions for new apps and apps updates on Google Play Store

That's already been discussed on Hacker News, however the question remains: How can you learn the permissions required by a new app without installing it? How can you learn the new permissions ...
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What is Google up to? Google Play Store updating apps even though auto-update is disabled

Recently, I've noticed Google Play Store automatically "updating" apps, even when auto-updates are explicitly disabled. I put "updating" in quotes, because all the apps in question ...
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How to find app permissions in the new Google Play Store web version? [duplicate]

In the new updates, the Google Play Store web does not show the permissions of apps. If I want to check the permission of an app before downloading it, how can I do it now? In the picture, missing ...
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Mark apk as installed from playstore

I want to install apk which due to some bug is not available for my country. I know that there is some flag for the adb to mark application as installed from Play store so it will get properly updated....
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Regarding a data recovery app from a play store

I used one of the free data recovery app from the play store named Photo recovery app by HappyAppsFree on my old Samsung Galaxy S3 which I used after 2 years. I am worried as the privacy policies ...
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Can I make Google Play show me ALL reviews for an app?

Google Play on the phone has for long been showing me reviews for the country I reside, which many times aren't really helpful, or sometimes there is simply no review at all to show, for my country. I ...
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How can I remove an app if it doesn't exist in the Play Store anymore?

I have the ES File Explorer and the DU Recorder apps installed on my phone, but they cannot be found in the Play Store anymore. So, how can I uninstall those apps?
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The Play Store, GMS and certain apps break when auto-updating on my old Note 4, requiring `pm uninstall` via ADB to fix. What might the root cause be?

Kind of 90% at the "just concede defeat and see if a factory reset/different ROM will fix it" stage, but before I take the plunge (and hope I didn't miss anything w/ backups), I want to see ...
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How to restore purchases in an app that is no longer available on Google Play

A good friend of mine played a game called "Cordy" years back. The first three levels in Cordy could be played for free, the ones after that you had to unlock via In-App purchase. Back then, ...
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Since when it is no longer possible to download APKs directly from Google Play?

As far as I could search on the site, this has always been the case. I could be totally wrong, but I remember being able to download directly from the "Android Market" back then (unless it ...
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Where in the Play Store can I see reaction from an app developer

I recently sent private feedback to the developers of Microsoft Launcher (Beta), using the app's Feedback option (Options > Help and Feedback > Send feedback). Now, a few days later, I got a ...
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How to check which installed apps have been taken off the google play store?

Each time I restore my apps using my Google account I find out that some apps were just left out; the apps were no longer available on the Google Play Store. How can I confirm that all apps installed ...
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What is this Tree/woman’s head icon in notifications bar [duplicate]

It looks like a tree or a woman’s head so I’m not too sure.
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How do I switch to an older version of a build for Google Play Store Internal Testing

In Apple Testflight the app allows me to switch to an older build so long as it hasn't expired. What's the equivalent of that on Google Play Store?
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Hancent SMS Still not working on my Android phone [duplicate]

When will my app come back? It's completely gone from my apps. When will it be available again?
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I woke up this morning to find the Handcent SMS app had been deleted from my phone and the Google app, what's going on? [duplicate]

I'm missing the Handcent text app from Google Play as well as my phone. It doesn't make sense, no warning, nothing!
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Handcent Next SMS removed - will it be back? I have info but no rep [duplicate]

Got this answer from support, but I can't post it as an answer or in comments because I'm a nobody with no reputation: Our app Handcent Next SMS has been misidentified as malware by Google, we are in ...
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Handcent Next SMS just flagged by Play Protect -- what's going on?

I've been using Handcent Next SMS app for many years. A few moments ago, the Playstore's Play Protect just disabled the app on my phone saying the following: This app is fake. It tries to take over ...
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Game install and android thing [duplicate]

Why is my Android phone adding these android symbols when ever I install a new game from Google play and can I remove them ?
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When someone logged in you account in his device while you're using in your phone [duplicate]

I was using my whatsapp no since many years,but today my account automatically logged out coz the same number allocated to another person as I was not using the sim (no calls &msg) I live outside ...
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"This app isn't compatible with your device anymore." "Device is not certified"

TL;DR see this Google support post to complain and upvote: https://support.google.com/android/thread/158332061?hl=en I have a OnePlus 7 Pro that is an excellent top end affordable phone. It's been ...
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